[[caption-width-right:225:From left to right: Wimper, Woofer, Pepper, Larry, D.D., and Dotty.]]
''Clue Club'' was a Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon that was an expy in largest part of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' in that it entailed a group of four kids tapping into crimes and mysteries that the local law enforcement seemingly can't solve themselves.

The group consists of Larry, the team leader; Pepper, one of two female members; D.D., a Velma {{expy}} in a deerstalker cap but nowhere near as smart, and Dotty, the youngest member of the group and the team's troubleshooter. There are two dogs as well--Woofer (a bloodhound with a bravado complex) and Wimper (a basset who knows better). These two dogs can talk plain English to each other and other animals, just not humans. Sheriff Bagley is the baffled flatfoot who sees the Clue Club as more nosy than helpful but he takes his cap off to them when the crime is solved.

''Clue Club'' aired on Creator/{{CBS}} starting on August 14, 1976 (replacing ''Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!'', which moved to Creator/{{ABC}} a month later). After a season, the episodes were chopped down to ten minutes and used as a feature on ''The Skatebirds'', rebilled as ''Woofer & Wimper: Dog Detectives''. At mid-season, ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges'' (another ''Skatebirds'' feature) was given its own time period (retitled ''The Three Robonic Stooges'') and took ''Woofer & Wimper'' with them. In 1978, ''Clue Club'' returned to CBS, airing on Sunday mornings. In the mid-[[TheEighties Eighties]], reruns of the series would become a staple of the early [[USANetwork USA Cartoon Express.]]

The complete series was released on DVD August 11, 2015 via Warner Archive.

!!This show provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Inverted with Dotty. She's smart and adorable but she's no dork.
* AnimalTalk: Woofer and Wimper only talk to themselves and other animals.
* BigEater: Mr. Glut from "The Missing Pig Caper".
* BigFriendlyDog: Woofer and Wimper are obedient to Larry, D.D. and Pepper, but they adore Dotty. As Woofer opines in "The Amazing Heist":
-->'''Woofer:''' (''dreamy-eyed toward Dotty'') Oh, it just breaks my heart that she's a human.
-->'''Wimper:''' How's that, Woofer?
-->'''Woofer:''' Can you imagine the sensational lady bloodhound she'd make?
* ButtMonkey: Woofer, mainly. D.D. and Pepper sometimes as well.
* CatchPhrase: Averted. Nobody on this show has a catch phrase.
* ComicBookAdaptation: Only two appearances in the anthology title ''Hanna-Barbera TV Stars'' (Marvel).
* CutToTheFunny: OnceAnEpisode, near the end, the heroes would be explaining what happened in the mystery, the camera would cut away to a scene of Woofer and Wimper doing something funny.
* DeadpanSnarker: D.D. and Pepper, usually toward each other.
* DefectiveDetective: Woofer. Yet at the end of every crime he crows to Wimper of how he solved it. D.D. and Pepper may also count since, while they will usually find valuable clues, they also stumble onto the episode's villain and get chased a lot.
* EasilyForgiven: The running bit of this show is that Dotty cannot join the others on their missions because she's only 13 years old. Yet each week she shows up at the denoument with an alibi why she's there, and Larry buys it.
* EyePop: The show was animated at Hanna-Barbera's Australian studio, so any scene animated by Kevin Roper and Richard Jones will feature eyes popping, mainly from Woofer and Wimper.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: Pepper and Dotty are sisters.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Larry
** TheLancer: D.D.
** TheSmartGuy: Dotty
** TheChick: Pepper
** TheBigGuy: Woofer (and to a lesser extent, Wimper)
* GadgetWatch: The Club's watches have a pager function.
* GirlishPigtails: Dotty.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Eleven of the sixteen episodes are titled under "The _______ Caper" pattern.
* KidDetective: All the Club are teenagers, but at 13 Dotty is usually considered too young for field work.
** Averted in the two comic book appearances--Dotty joins everyone else on the cases.
* KnewItAllAlong: Woofer. Or at least that's what he claims at the end of each mystery.
--> '''Wimper''': Clue Club solves the crime!
--> '''Woofer''': I knew it all the time!
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Woofer, who always claims to know who the culprit is. When the real culprit is revealed - and it's almost never anyone Woofer suspects - Woofer will claim he knew it was them all along.
* LetsGetDangerous: In "The Walking House Caper", Larry, Pepper and D.D. are locked in a house by a creature (a fake, natch). Larry signals Dotty via his ring communicator in hopes she'll call the police. Instead, Dotty, Woofer and Wimper take it upon themselves to lure the creature away so they can rescue the team. And Dotty does have the foresight to call the police as well.
* LetsSplitUpGang: Usually and uniformly, D.D. gets paired with Pepper, Larry goes it solo, interrogating possible suspects, Woofer and Wimper get themselves in trouble, and Dotty stays at home where she uses computer technology (for 1976) and her own forensic science savvy to troubleshoot for the rest of the gang.
* LockedRoomMystery: The typical case the Club has is the investigation of bizarre thefts of large and presumably immovable objects that seemingly vanished into thin air.
* MissionControl: Where Dotty is usually relegated to handle research and forensic tests, not that it stops her from getting into the field each episode...
* [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Only Known by His Initials]]: D.D.'s full name is never revealed.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The British rock star in "The Amazing Heist." His dialect makes Dick Van Dyke's attempt in ''MaryPoppins'' seem authentic.
* ScoobyDooHoax: Usually, but at the big unveiling there is no latex mask pulled off the perp. Larry has the sheriff round up all the suspects so he can break down how the crime was committed before identifying whodunnit.
* StandardizedLeader: Larry.
* TheSummation: This ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' expy uses more visual footage to depict the criminals' moves more than others.
* {{Talking Animal}}s: Woofer and Wimper, but only between themselves or with other animals.
* TechMarchesOn: Sure, having a wrist mounted pager would have been advanced in the 1970s, but it's redundant in this age of cell phones unless it had two way communication as well.
* TeenGenius[=/=]TheSmartGirl: Dotty. She's so smart she can program her computer to play gin rummy with her. Only she loses thanks to Woofer's kibitzing.
* VideoPhone: The Club's car is equipped with one, which is connected by their GadgetWatch pager functions.
* WraparoundBackground